Originally released in 1998, EXHUMED’s now-classic debut full-length, Gore Metal, was a boundary defying offering of filth-ridden, grinding, over-the-top death-metal. Unrepentantly fast, furious and maniacal, Gore Metal gleamed with a delightful audio repugnance bedecked in blazing riff infiltrations, slasher-film-inspired lyrics and vile cover art. It was the record that made Carcass seem PG-rated by comparison and thus certified itself as a true underground classic.
Not content to let the album rot away, EXHUMED returned to the studio almost two decades later to re-record the landmark offering. The resulting Gore Metal: A Necrospective 1998 – 2015, set for release this February via Relapse Records, maintains the maniacal ferocity of the original recordings while adding depth to the sonic devourment thanks in no small part to years of touring and a vastly improved-sounding recording quality. Physical pre-orders are now available for this monstrosity via Relapse HERE, with digital pre-orders available HERE. The band is also currently offering the first taste of the Necrospective in the form of “Open the Abscess,” which you can listen to HERE.
As a precursor to the release, the perpetual road warriors in EXHUMED will embark upon a massive North American live takeover next year with co-headliners Napalm Death and Voivod. Set to commence on January 27th in Miami, the band will raze nearly three-dozen megalopolises, with the infiltration coming to a close on February 28th in Houston.